Many hungry Californians visit Mozzeria for a slice of their legendary pizza, but they get more than a tasty meal: They receive a dining experience unlike anything they’ve ever had.

Melody and Russell Stein, both of whom are deaf, founded Mozzeria in San Francisco after traveling to Italy to learn the art of pizza making. They chose to hire an all-deaf staff – in part to provide a comfortable place for deaf people to work, and in part to help bridge a gap between the hearing and non-hearing communities by showing them that understanding each other is not as challenging as it seems.